Job Search & Career Counseling

Based in Los Angeles, California, providing worldwide assistance. Free initial consultations available.
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IT ONLY TAKES ONE PERSON…
GET COMFORTABLE WITH NETWORKING

The adage 'it's who you know' is crucial when you are job hunting. As you might know, only 15% of jobs are posted online. Taking the extra step of reaching out to connections will increase your chance of landing a job through this hidden ...

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YOUR RESUME WILL GET YOU THE JOB. TRUE OR FALSE?

False: the sole purpose of your #resume is to obtain an #interview.

Of course, the resume should make you shine by showcasing your experience, skills and accomplishments in a well-formatted document. Stay away from the nice-looking templates sinc...

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LIFE HAS CHANGED
SO WHY SHOULD YOUR JOB SEARCH STAY THE SAME?

Since everything has changed dramatically in recent months, consider how you will navigate your job search in this ‘new normal’ world.

If you have been laid off or have decided this is the perfect time for a career pivot, understand ...

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HOW TO HANDLE REFERENCES FOR JOB APPLICATIONS
1. Obtain permission from former supervisors
2. Only provide them when requested
3. List them on a separate page

Many job applicants ask how to handle references. It is important to identify supervisors who will give you strong, rather than mediocre ...

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HAVE AN INTERVIEW COMING UP? BE YOURSELF

If you try to appear too professional, you risk sounding robotic and your true personality will not show up.

I have conducted numerous mock interviews where clients answered questions without cracking a smile or having different facial expressions. They...

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I KEEP HEARING I SHOULD BE ON LINKEDIN…WHY?

-It is essential if you are job hunting
-It can be THE key to helping you land a job
-It is different from 'fun' social media sites

-Bottom line: you cannot conduct a solid job search without being on LinkedIn. No, I do not work for them or own stock,...

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COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN JOB SEARCHING

1. Only Applying to Job Postings
2. Not Researching Employers Before Interviews
3. Being Unable to Say Why You Want the Job

The first thing most people do when looking for a job is to search online listings. This is fine, however you must supplement ...

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WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?
If you want to change careers, know you are not your job title.

If you have recently graduated, know you are not your major.

Start with:
1. Self-reflection
2. Researching Options
3. Conducting informational interviews

Although these steps may sound simple, they take tim...

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Testimonials

a month ago
Karen's guidance has been invaluable to me while I've been looking for employment. She helped to update my resume, and was both candid and encouraging while critiquing my LinkedIn and recommending how to improve my profile. Additionally, Karen showed me how to network effectively through social media, and how to conduct informational interviews. While the latter task seemed daunting, once I began it almost immediately gave me a profound sense of direction. Throughout our working together, Karen was always generous, insightful, and supportive. I'm grateful to her for helping me to expand and reorganize my job search, and would strongly encourage anyone to seek her help.
- Benjamin M
5 months ago
Karen is a wonderful and gifted career counselor. She is really easy to talk with and very supportive. Her expertise comes through quickly, as she gives very clear and practical direction. Or she may ask just the right question that helps open up possibilities that weren’t previously in view. I had a great experience working with her. She helped me to get my resume looking fantastic and supported me with a challenging career transition. I am grateful to have had her support and guidance. I highly recommend her!
- Nicole L
3 months ago
I would highly recommend working with Karen. She helped me learn self worth in my profession and it was amazing that after updating my resume I started receiving invitations when I updated my it on job boards (without even submitting applications) to interview. After each session, I became highly motivated to complete assignments and it actually increased my self-esteem and creativity. Karen taught me how to network on social media platforms and I have connected with other professionals that have empowered me to advance my career and personal goals.
- Christopher S

Helping Job Seekers & Career Changers

KTS Career Coaching helps job seekers and those wanting to change careers. Since this is one of the most challenging times to look for a job or make a career pivot, proper guidance can position you to land a role. Yes, there will be competition for fewer opportunities, but if you learn the tips that have always applied, you will be in a good place. Services include: Career Coaching & Assessments | Resume, Cover Letter and LinkedIn Profile editing and writing | Job Search Assistance | Interviewing Assistance | Mock Interviews | Networking & Informational Interviews. Contact me for a free consultation.

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